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Is depression and anxiety if recurrent and over several

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Is depression and anxiety if recurrent and over several years would this be considered a disability protected.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
As a diagnosis, anxiety or depression can be the basis for a determination of disability. However, there are many other factors beyond whether it has been recurrent over several years that would determine whether it is a disability, particularly the severity of the illness and failure to respond to treatment. Most people with chronic anxiety or depression that is recurrent over years would not be considered disabled, but it is because of the failure to meet the other criteria. It would be impossible to judge severity over the internet, but if you think that you or someone else may be disabled from anxiety or depression, this is a topic that should be discussed with the doctor that has been treating these conditions over those years.
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